A very informative and enlightening session on ‘Holistic Development’ was conducted for the students of class VIII by the School Counsellor, Ms. Charanjeet Kalra. The session aimed to make learning holistic, integrated, enjoyable, engaging and, of course, to minimise rote learning also . It helped the students to get familiarized with the New Education Policy, changes in CBSE curriculum and examination system. She focused on the acquisition of new 21st century skills and instilled a sense of responsibility among the students. Students were guided to imbibe a positive reinforcement schedule which is required to have a desirable behaviour. They were sensitised with the importance of being morally, emotionally and spiritually healthy to know the real meaning and purpose of life.
The session came to a closure with in- depth discussion about students’ doubts and their solutions. Overall, it was a fruitful virtual session which prepared the students for their journey ahead.
As strengthening the body resistance to diseases has become all the more important in the current Covid-19 scenario,BCM School Dugri organised Immunity Building Webinar in association with Udana Life for the students. The session was for both parents and students.They were acquainted about the five breath hold techniques and exercises which will help them to strengthen their immunity. Development of a healthy diet and balanced life style is the key to build strong immunity. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi had also shared her pearls of wisdom and emphasized to have natural and healthy diet and also said that physical and emotional immunity are equally important.
An exclusive webinar was organised for students of classes IX to XII. The speaker of the day was Mr. Ahsanul Haq. He made the students aware about the various techniques and tricks to crack competitive exams. He shared the success mantra of knowing what is not to be learnt to crack competitive exams. He guided the students about basic conceptual learning,knowledge of current affairs and learning from visual imagery. The students learnt a lot which would surely help them to prepare for competitive exams and crack by using simple ways, tips and techniques presented by the guest.
With the aim to empower the parents and apprise them of the latest changes in the CBSE assessment policy, a power packed webinar was being conducted by the school principal Dr Vandna Shahi. She guided the attendees to change their attitude and discard the traditional method of rote learning as now it is not only marks that matter but the real knowledge. She also encouraged students to take ownership of their learning . The session was taken over by the school counsellor, Charanjit Kalra who encouraged the students to give importance to the 21st century skills and lay emphasis on learning skills,literacy skills and life skills. She asked them to stress on developing 5C's for strengthening their learning. School principal concluded by focusing on adaptability of educational paradigm shift.
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The school organized a virtual session on 'Understanding the need of pre vocational courses in schools' for the students, parents and teachers of classes VI to VIII under the light of CBSE's initiative of introducing vocational training to middle school students. The aim of the orientation program was to impart the information regarding various vocational courses that the school will provide to the students. A brief introduction was given on the different vocational courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Data Science, Handicrafts, Information Technology and Financial Literacy by School Counselor Ms. Charanjit Kalra and HOD Computers Ms. Archana Malhotra so that students can choose the course as per their interest. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi gave insight into the aims and objectives of introducing pre vocational education for the middle school students. She also encouraged the students to opt for the vocational courses as it will help them to upgrade new skills and will make them future ready.
A series of Deep Dive Sessions on different courses and learning facilities were organised by Munjal-BCU, Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for students of classes X-XII, teachers and the school alumni. The main purpose was to acquaint students with different subject combinations to make futuristic career choices. The sessions gave them practical insight into implementing a shift in learning approach, using technological approaches to support learners, exploring the key steps and good practices in developing business opportunities. The attendees were motivated to use collaborative tools and interdisciplinary approach in the teaching learning process.
With the purpose to provide appropriate career guidance to the BCMites, the school organized a three-day career counseling session in association with Shoolini University. Various experts from different faculties in the university were the resource persons who provided first-hand information of the latest trends and opportunities available for higher studies. The first day witnessed a webinar for commerce students on ‘Emerging careers in commerce and management financial markets’ by Kesari Singh (Director UG programme), Dr Amar Rao (Asst. Prof.Shalini University)
Besides enlightening them with the new careers available, they also clarified the doubts of the students about the fast vanishing courses. Day 2 glorified with the presence of Ms. Avni Khosla ( Trustee and vice president Shoolini University). She acquainted the students with the university campus and also the diverse curriculum it provided. Mr Vipin Pubby,Dr Nandan Sharma and Pratip Mazumdar, the directors of different faculties discussed on ‘Exploring world of liberal Arts’. The session acted as an eye-opener for parents and students who got aware of the diverse streams available for the Humanities group. Third day was insight to Career in sciences and sessions were conducted by Dr Prerna Bhardwaj and Dr Navsaal Kumar.
A session on Menstrual Hygiene was conducted for the girls of class VII by the School Counsellor, Ms. Charanjeet Kaur. Students were told about the physical, psychological and emotional changes during puberty and tips were given to embrace these changes. Students were acquainted about the importance of hygiene of intimate areas, myths and facts about the menstrual cycle. They were also guided about the importance of diet, exercise and good sleep during the growing period. After the session, girls were very happy to get new information about menstruation and openly asked their queries which were resolved by the resource person.
The school organized 'Asthma Awareness Day' in which a session on healthy living was conducted for classes VI and VII. School counsellor Charanjeet kalra gave students insight to asthma what causes it and how healthy lifestyle can help to keep this diseases at bay. She gave dietary tips to the student and encouraged them to have active life style. Students were told about correct breathing techniques to have a better lung capacity. She also advised students to spend time with nature and take natural diet and avoid packaged food.
Session was conducted to help the children develop better focus in online class. They were told
An orientation programme was organised for the parents of newly admitted students with the objective to familiarise them with the vision and mission of the school, the curriculum, rules and regulations, teaching strategies and co scholastic activities. The School Principal addressed the august gathering giving them an insight into the assets and the learning system of school laying emphasis on the blend of excellence in academics, innovation, sports, performing arts, personal growth and human values. School Counselor, Ms. Charanjeet Kalra, gave tips on effective parenting and suggested different measures to nurture child with love and care to build a strong 6 foundation for a glorious future assuring them that the curriculum involves self directed hands-on learning activities. Coordinators from different wings of the school also focussed on the rich array of opportunities which will be provided to the budding stars in the school so that they can learn, grow and discover their innate potential. Students were also given sneak peak of school environment through virtual tour.
The Union government’s New Education Policy 2020 brings about several major reforms in education in India. To acquaint both, parents and students, with the same, a virtual session was taken by the school Principal. The school counselor, Ms. Charanjeet Kaur, welcomed everyone present. The Principal highlighted that the New National Education Policy aims for promotion of Indian languages through regular use, preparation of pedagogical material, training of teachers, adoption of mother tongue as medium of instructions, etc. She stated that school would start with special assembly programme to promote all languages and mother tongue in the upcoming session. She also emphasized that leaving behind traditional methods of teaching and learning, NEP would focus on Competency Based Teaching Learning and preparing students for 21st century needs. In her session, she also talked about the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability and explained them well. She concluded the session by seeking assistance of both, teachers and parents, in implementation of NEP in times to come. It will be a joint venture which will make our students globally competitive.
Session was organized to help students overcome exam anxiety. In the opening note Principal Dr Vandna Shahi emphasised that this year is different for students becauase teaching learning mode is totally different. The school has already prepared itself according to this new scenerio. School counselor provided students with the tips on time management, how to develop concentration abilities and overcome exam anxiety.
Session was conducted for parents of classes I, II & III. In the opening note Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi appreciated parents' efforts in engaging children both ways in virtual learning and offline activities as well. School counselor Ms. Charanjeet Kalra guided parents on how to make virtual learning more productive and also gave tips on importance of Virtual safety and recommended safe surfing sites for children. She also stressed on inculcating ethics of attending online classes. Primary Wing Coordinator Ms Sukhnandanpal Kaur, shared tips on maintaining good physical health .
The event was embellished with the august presence of the School Principal, who welcomed the parents and highlighted the objectives and mandate of the school for organising such sessions to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in unprecedented times. The speakers emphasised on the need to support children during this pandemic by providing them with essential services for continuation of their activities. They deliberated on different mechanisms and approaches to be in place for early detection of signs such as behavioural, emotional changes in children which could lead towards looming mental health issues such as depression. They emphasised on the importance of physical health as a prerequisite for a good mental health and urged parents to keep their children engaged in physical and learning activities and ensure their health, hygiene and safety.
It was a virtual session in which the School Counselor and the Middle Wing Coordinator expressed their views on the topic " Impact of Video Games on Children". In this session they discussed about what is video gaming , benefits of playing video games as well as the negative effects of video games on young toddlers. They even shared tips with parents regarding how they can help their children to avoid playing video games. Principal of the school, Dr. Vandna Shahi also expressed her views and motivated the parents to have a strong vigilance while their children are using technology and must avoid the misuse of it.On the whole it was a quite informative and insightful session.
Dr. Vandna Shahi (Principal) and Mrs Charanjit Kalra( Counselor) were the resource persons of the session.
The head of the institution guided the parents and students as to how they should handle the current Covid conditions and prevent themselves once the life turns to near normal. Through a presentation, she highlighted the symptoms and diagnosis of COVID-19 with special emphasis on ancient traditions of personal hygiene and usage of home remedies to boost immunity.
On the other hand, Mrs Charanjit Kalra shared some tips as to how the parents and students can stay safe and secure technologically. She also enlisted a few safe search engines for children and requested the parents to be vigilant and beware of cyber crimes. Amidst the session the e-newsletter ‘Bcm xpress’ was also released.
Session was conducted for parents of class II, aim of the session was to involve parents in creative activities. Virtual gàmes and fun quiz was organised for parents. This way they released their stress and involved themselves in fun family time.
On the eve of International Youth Day BCM school inaugurated Teen Entrepreneurs' Club. Aim of the club is to involve teens in to fruitful activities and to provide them opportunities to earn while learning.
Session for students and parents on cyber safety was conducted. The school counselor awared the parents about potential threats on - internet, cyberbullying, phishing etc. Tips on cyber safety, privacy controls and safe surfing on internet were also shared.
School has associated with Indian and Foreign Universities as well as institutes of higher education for career guidance . Sessions held by different institutes are...
The school hosted a Career Fair ‘Avocation18’ for parents and students of classes IX to XII to keep them abreast of the various options available for Higher Education and their future prospects. The Fair, featuring 16 institutes and universities, was designed to expose students to a width of career options including vocational and off-beat careers available after XII.